At the April 28 annual meeting of the League of Women Voters, Joyce Hertz was selected as this year’s award winner.

Joyce is unique in League history because she has served as its president for two different terms. She was president in 2007 Joyce H1988-89 and is now completing the 2006-07 term as co-president. She has held other League offices and chaired a number of League study committees.

During the interval between her terms as League president Joyce served one term on the Ames City Council and was elected to the Story County Extension Council. She has been instrumental in a number of affordable housing projects on the local and national level. She was chair of the Mobile Home Purchase program, president of Story County Housing, a founding member and president of the Story County Community Land Trust, which led to her election as the regional representative to the National Institute for Community Economics and president of the Community Land Trust Network.

Additionally Joyce has played leadership roles in the United Church of Christ-Congregational and is currently actively involved in AMOS, an ecumenical community action group for justice.